The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is the provincial mammal of Alberta and the state animal of Colorado. Join the Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta to help with their preservation. Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta
To promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep in Alberta through the funding of programs that support responsible wildlife management, conservation education, youth involvement and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta was started in 1999 and is a proud member of the National Wild Sheep Foundation. WSFA is a member-driven organization that connects hunting guides and outfitters, wildlife researchers, habitat conservationists, sportsmen and women, and the general public. Our two major fundraising events take place in the spring in the communities of Red Deer and Edson Alberta. With continued downsizing of government agencies, more onus is being placed on conservation organizations to initiate, manage and fund wildlife and habitat enhancement programs. Past issues of the WSFA newsletter are posted for your reading enjoyment. Check back often as we update our photo gallery on a regular basis. Becoming a member of Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta is an opportunity to be involved in an organization dedicated to the promotion and funding of sound wildlife management practices. Please note that in no way does WSFA necessarily endorse views and opinions expressed on these outside links, as those views are strictly those of the site owners. Your Board would like to hear from you, and listen to any suggestions or ideas you might want to run by them.
Mission Statement
To promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep in Alberta through the funding of programs that support responsible wildlife management, conservation education, youth involvement and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

WSFA Bylaws (Revised April 25, 2015)

Member Driven
WSFA is a member-driven organization that connects hunting guides and outfitters, wildlife researchers, habitat conservationists, sportsmen and women, and the general public. The website is the place to meet, stay informed, find free resources, share information, and stay in touch.

To learn more about joining WSFA, please visit our Membership page.

Working with others
Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta is proud to be involved with many different conservation organizations in the province of Alberta. WSFA members also sit on various boards and committees, sharing our voice with other groups. Working together only makes us stronger as we ensure the future of wildlife in our province. Some of these include:

  • National Wild Sheep Foundation - to enhance wild sheep populations, promote professional wildlife management, educate the public about wild sheep and the conservation benefits of hunting, encourage fair chase hunting, and protect sportsmen's rights
  • W.I.S.E. Foundation (Wildlife/In Trust/Safekeeping/Education) - to assist in the administration and delivery of Alberta's Conservation Education programs
  • Alberta Hunter Education Instructors' Association - promoting the highest standard of sportsman behaviour
  • Hunting for Tomorrow - Strengthening the work of other organizations in Alberta
  • Alberta Outdoors Coalition - to have a voice on outdoor decisions involving land and wildlife
  • Program Advisory Committee (PAC) - to review, rank and allocate funding raised through the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

Wild sheep hunting is the pinnacle of North American big game hunting. The crowning achievement is harvesting all four species of wild sheep, Bighorn sheep, Dall sheep, Stone sheep, and the Desert Bighorn sheep.

Charitable Donations
Each March, WSFA holds an annual fundraising banquet where donated goods and services are sold by live and silent auctions and raffles.

If requested, those businesses or individuals who donate the goods and services will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of their contribution. Also if requested, the purchaser(s) can receive a tax receipt but only for the amount of the purchase price that is over and above the fair market value of the goods and services being sold.

Funds raised go to many worthwhile projects. WSFA is a Registered Charity. For more information, please contact the WSFA office at 403-845-5544.

"Together we can Ensure the Future of Wildlife"
Bighorn Sheep are considered good indicators of land health because the species is sensitive to many human-induced environmental problems.
In North America, wild sheep have diverged into two extant species - Dall Sheep that occupy Alaska and northwestern Canada, and Bighorn Sheep that range from southern Canada to Mexico (pictured).

Bighorn sheep graze on grasses and browse shrubs, particularly in fall and winter, and seek minerals at natural salt licks.
Newborn lambs weigh from 8 to 10 pounds (3.6 to 4.5 kg) and can walk within hours. Most births occur in the first 2 weeks of the lambing period (May). Lambs are weaned when they reach 4-6 months.

The Alberta Outdoors Coalition's vision is for an Alberta where AOC member groups work in collaboration to ensure the continued respectful use, enhancement, and enjoyment of Alberta’s wilderness and natural resources for the benefit of all Albertans.
Hunting for Tomorrow is a coalition of hunting, fishing and trapping organizations that includes participation from all major stakeholder groups in Alberta, including the Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta.
The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA), is a non profit organization dedicated to creating an ethical, humane and educated Alberta that values wildlife, fish and the environment.

Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta, Box 2639, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1L6
Phone: 403-845-5544 ... Fax 403-845-5850 ... E-Mail: info@wsfab.org ... Website: www.wsfab.org
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